Where did the 10K steps per day benchmark come from?
It actually stems from a marketing campaign of a Japanese pedometer in 1965!
New studies suggest that for optimal longevity, those over the age of 60 only need about 6000-8000 steps to reap the benefits.
Here I chat briefly with Sarah from City News about how to sneak in more steps per day!
Sneaky Ways to Get in More Steps Per Day:
1- Join rec sports
2- Get a dog
3- Always take the stairs
4- Park your car a 5-8 minute walk away from your workplace (This really does work!!)
5- Ditch the car entirely and commute by foot to some of your errands
6- Meet with a friend to walk with, or call a friend while you're walking
7- Do a walking at home YouTube video (BIG fan of these during lockdowns and over the winter months- totally beats walking on a treadmill)
8- Go walk some stairs (I'm a new fan of the Royal Glenora Stairs!)
9- Clean your house more. This sounds silly but my step count is always significantly higher on the days I clean.
10 - Go to the bathroom if the furthest bathroom away from you. Again - sounds silly but if you drink a lot of water (which you should!) this is effective!